Earth Day Bibliography

Frugal (Sustainable) Living: Selected Bibliography


Adler, Moshe. Economics for the rest of us: Debunking the science that makes life dismal. N.Y.: The New Press, 2010. (330 Adler)

Barber, Benjamin R. Consumed: How markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole. N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. (339.46 Barber)

Diamond, Jared M. Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. N.Y.: Viking Press, 2005. (304.28 Diamond)

Leonard, Annie. The Story of Stuff: how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health - and a vision for change. N.Y.: Free Press, 2010. (306.4 Leonard)

Patel, Raj. The Value of Nothing: How to reshape market society and redefine democracy. N.Y.: Picador, 2009. (330.122 Patel)

"Green" Living:

Beavan, Colin. No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2009. (333.72 Beavan)

Geagan, Kate. Go Green, Get Lean: trim your waistline with the ultimate low-carbon footprint diet. Rodale Press, 2009. (613.25 Geagan)

Haynes, Chip. Wearing Smaller Shoes: Living light on the big blue marble, by Chip Haynes, New Society Publishers, 2009. (333.72 Haynes)

Sandbeck, Ellen. Green Barbarians: Live bravely on your home planet. Scribner, c2010. (640 Sandbeck)

Pertinent websites:

The Indian Valley Public Library owns many books pertaining to sustainable living, consumer behavior, and environmental protection. Search our on-line catalog at the library or via our website ( Useful subject headings include: "consumer behavior", "economics", "environmental protection-citizen participation", "green movement", "materialism," and "sustainable living".

April 2010